Arts and Entertainment

The Sound of Violence: Music as a military weapon

In military jargon, “heavy metal” has usually referred to armored tanks and loaded Uzis. But over the years, in critical standoffs, the authorities have discovered the power of a screaming guitar solo. Music is often – and historically – used as an essential component of psychological ...

Chew-chew on this: Celebs going off the rails

Fame may be fickle, and often fleeting, but acting crazy isn’t just the role of a lifetime for some celebrities. It’s their bread and water. Oops, I meant butter. Just ask singer R. Kelly. The Grammy-winning R&B star is the latest celebrity to publicly implode, thanks to videotapes ...

Peddler’s Daughter serves up Irish comfort food

With its understated décor and kicked-back atmosphere, The Peddler’s Daughter, located at 48 Main Street, Nashua, stakes its reputation on serving great pub fare with few of the pretenses. Owners Michael and Mags Conneely grew up in the restaurant industry, and yes, they’re Irish and it ...

A dark, disturbing view of the Trump presidency

As is the case with his former boss, former FBI Director James Comey, Andrew McCabe, the most recent former (Acting) FBI Director, writes with a keen and fastidious eye for detail that one would expect from a trained intelligence professional. He introduces himself to readers through offering ...

Buster Keaton comedy will play in Wilton

WILTON – He never smiled on camera, earning him the nickname of “the Great Stone Face.” But Buster Keaton’s comedies rocked Hollywood’s silent era with laughter throughout the 1920s. Acclaimed for their originality and clever visual gags, Keaton’s films remain popular ...

11th annual Egg Festival is April 13

BEDFORD – The Our Promise to Nicholas Foundation recently announced its 11th annual Egg Hunt Festival, scheduled for April 13. The event will start at 8:30 a.m. and wrap up at noon at the New Hampshire Sportsplex. For ten years, the foundation has enjoyed the oohs, ahas and the wonderment ...

21 Savage sued for ‘breach of contract’ by promoter in civil case

ATLANTA (AP) – Rap artist 21 Savage is facing another legal headache. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Friday that a week after the Liberty County District Attorney’s office rejected a felony case against the Atlanta rapper for a contract dispute regarding a 2016 performance, the ...

Grammar Part Doo: Malaprops and other onset disasters

I was at Walmart recently, as part of my community service, and overheard a woman asking her friend, “Where do they sell landmines. Do they still make rotisserie phones? Ah the malaprop. Tuned like a fine audiobook, the malaprop is a word used in belief that it has the meaning really ...

‘Tis the season for more TV Christmas movies than ever

NEW YORK (AP) – Have you heard the one about the girl who didn’t care about Christmas but found herself in a small town for the holidays surrounded by decorations, cookies and carolers, and found a new boyfriend and her Christmas spirit by Dec. 25? Hallmark Channel has, and they’re airing ...

Networks go for milk-and-cookies comfort this fall

NEW YORK (AP) – If provocative, psyche-jangling shows like “The Handmaid’s Tale” are your taste, head directly to streaming or cable. But if you’re feeling the urge for milk-and-cookies comfort, broadcast television wants to help. The upcoming TV season will bring more sitcom ...

‘Avengers’ film nabs 4th biggest preview gross ever

NEW YORK (AP) – The superhero-stuffed “Avengers: Infinity War” is off to a super start, nabbing the fourth biggest preview gross ever and earning $95 million in 43 countries ahead of what could be a record-breaking debut in North America. Marvel Studios reported Friday that the crossover ...

‘Great art is always memorable’

Artist name: Daryl D. Johnson Artist website: www.DarylDJohnsonArtist.com Where are you from? I was born in Manhattan in New York City. Raised in the suburbs. I have lived in Michigan, Cincinnati, got married in Connecticut and moved to New Hampshire in 1988 to raise a family. What is your ...

Local art competition kicks off Friday

HOLLIS – While sheet metal may not seem like the typical base for an artist, 19 community members with varying degrees of experience will try their hands at turning a piece of metal into something beautiful. The C Squared Art Adventure, created by artists Christine Ryan and Christopher ...

Nashua Presbyterian to host annual yard sale on May 5

Nashua Presbyterian Church, 1010 W. Hollis St., will host its annual yard sale from 8 a.m. to noon on May 5. A number of antique and collectible items, including a brass folding fireplace screen, a three-section ultrahigh voltage insulator set, a unicycle, a 1930s electric clock and cowpony ...

Living on Key West time

First, let it be known that I’ve been razzing the hell out of my friends back home, as I beeline through the streets of Key West, sending texts and posting pictures to Facebook as I hop from bar to bar, stopping into some of the local haunts and rediscovering a few hidden gems. And while the ...

Goffstown artist announces an opening reception

GOFFSTOWN – Ann Trainor Domingue announces an opening reception for her art exhibition titled, “Coastal Currents” at the Kennedy Gallery in Portsmouth. The opening is slated for 5-8 p.m. on May 4. “Coastal Currents” is a series of works that brings together aspects of coastal living ...

Exhibit to open at Wild Salamander

HOLLIS – The Wild Salamander Creative Arts Center invites the public to contribute and attend its spring “For the Love of Color” Community Gallery Show. The opening reception is set for 6-8 p.m. on May 11 at the Wild Salamander Creative Arts Center, 30 Ash St. in Hollis. The show will be ...

Amherst PTA seeking directors for annual theater production

AMHERST – The Amherst PTA is looking for the next talented director to share their theatrical vision with the Amherst community. The PTA is seeking a director for the 2019 Amherst PTA play, which has served as the largest fundraiser for the parent-teacher organization for the last 66 years. ...

‘A Quiet Place,’ ‘Rampage’ lead newcomers

LOS ANGELES (AP) – It’s another weekend of buzz versus pure star power at the box office as the word of mouth sensation “A Quiet Place” finds itself neck-and-neck again with Dwayne Johnson’s “Rampage.” This time buzz had the slight advantage. Studio estimates on Sunday have placed ...